Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Changing


Leaves are beginning to turn those lovely shades of fall. Red, yellow, orange, brown.... And they begin to fall from the branches and spin, dancing their way gracefully down, down, down. They crunch under my feet as I walk across the ground, tangible reminders that it is nearly time to welcome in autumn, with all its glory.

As the temperature begins to cool, the air turns crisp, and I pull out my beloved sweaters and Uggs, my heart is beating gratitude for CHANGE.

Ironic though it may be, I feel the change is much more profound than a page on a calendar, or a pleasant turn in the weather.

The change is in me.

Though words escape me, I am beginning to recognize a very deep change in my own heart.

God never wastes our pain.

Never.

He makes everything beautiful in its time.

Even me.

So, kind friends, I send out a warm, heart laid-vulnerable message, most especially to all of you who know me personally and maybe even talk to me on a semi-regular basis:

I am changing.

He is changing me.

And as this metamorphosis unfolds, I offer my love, my honest struggles, and, hopefully, a life that points back to the One who is making something beautiful out of the ashes.


linking up with Emily, sharing the overflow of my heart, offering my words on the altar of love...

20 comments:

  1. nice...he does not waste our pain...and through much of mine...i became who i am...i would not change it for the world...though he is working on me and i am changing as well...

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  2. "he makes everything beautiful in its time" amen! thanking God for you and your words, it was what I needed to hear. change is in the air and it is such a blessing to see!

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  3. The Sacred Echo in my heart is Nicole Nordeman singing Anyway:

    Bless the days this restoration is complete
    dirty, dusty, something must be underneath
    So I scrape and I scuff
    though it's never quite enough
    I am starting to see me finally

    A gallery of paintings new and paintings old
    Guess its no suprise that I;m no michaelangelo
    every layer of mine
    hides a lovely design
    Itit might take a little patience
    it might take a little time

    but you called me beautiful
    when you saw my shame
    and you palced me on the wall
    anyway

    you who have begun this work will someday see
    A portrait of the holiness you meant for me
    so I polish and shine till its easier to find
    even an outline of mine

    but you called me beautiful
    when you saw my shame
    and you palced me on the wall
    anyway

    You are beautiful to Him NOW. It's in our own eyes that we'll bless the day the restoration is complete...

    celebrating your growth in Him :)

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  4. My favorite thing is that he makes everything beautiful. I also love the verse where he says, "Behold I am making all things new!"
    Here's to your beautiful newness!

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  5. amy, it is so good to see you here... and i am tearing up, for he does not waste our pain. i needed this tonight, friend. you are beautiful, and your prose is too. xo

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  6. I feel your joy and excitement. May this spirit of optimism mark all your days for a long time yet...

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  7. I typically sense change in the autumn , sometimes it feels unsettling , compared to springs refresh and renew, but it is always beauty in the end.
    peace to you in this

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  8. Amy this is so inspirational...and so is your whole blog!! God never waists our pain...how true those words are! Thank you so much for sharing your life with us! :-)

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  9. ahh, yes. beauty from pain, his will revealed. he doesn not waste our pain or the things that grow us, change us. i'm in a changing season, too. i love that i can feel that little stir, just as i sense cooler nights and long for cups of tea now. love this

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  10. I feel the same way that you do about the change of the seasons. They stir something in me that wants to change. I really appreciate your honesty. This is a beautiful post.

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  11. It's so of God to write and offer my first contribution to this community and then come visit you all who share the same theme. Brokenness redeemed. Growth. The seasonal analogies given by our Creator to illuminate our autumn and winter of soul. Thank you.

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  12. Amen. I am praying for profound change in my life.

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  13. so beautifully said...there is tremendous growth and transformation from pain...its a matter of falling lightly like the leaves and into it...and then the healing begins.

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  14. i love the line "the one who is making something beautiful out of the ashes..." So true! Such beautiful words. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. He wastes nothing.

    It's beautiful the way you are being molded...

    :)

    amy in peru

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  16. i do so love this... and how beautiful the outcome when it is He that changes us.

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  17. amen! i've been wandering through a season of pain this past year. although hard, i'm rejoicing greatly in the change God is working in my heart and life. this change is worth the pain. like someone else said, He makes all things beautiful. truly, we are being refined and rendered beautiful and pure.

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  18. Sweet friend, who walks with me regardless of season, you are a beloved daughter of the King! I am so thankful that He will use everything, even our pain.

    Love you! xo

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  19. God never wastes our pain.

    So true. As change continues, be prepared for Him to be all you need.

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